Meghan Markle wore a dress with a thigh-high slit to a royal engagement, causing a flurry of controversy from spectators. Some called the dress “disrespectful” to the royal rules, while others called it “inappropriate.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by Australia’s Fraser Island on Monday as part of their royal tour. In the morning, the pregnant Meghan stayed back to rest at the resort while Harry met with locals. Later that day, she met up with her husband again, wearing the infamous dress in question.
The breezy Reformation dress is ankle-length but with a thigh-high slit on one side. Meghan paired it with brown strappy sandals.
For any normal woman, it’s a regular summery look. But when you’re the Duchess of Sussex, every bit of skin is bound to attract attention.
Commenters took to social media to criticize Meghan’s dress, worrying that the duchess was flagrantly disrespecting the Queen. Others defended the mom-to-be, noting that she was likely just trying to stay comfy as a pregnant woman in hot weather.